Free Press Journal
  • Boman Irani

    Bollywood, Baarish and Boman Irani 

    Light naps in an alcove and Thomas Hood’s poetry… these are a few of BOMAN IRANI’s favourite monsoon things. SHUBARNA MUKERJI SHU is charmed…

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    Audience has evolved: Vidya 

    Ace actress Vidya Balan believes that the audience has evolved with their taste of films and the variety of films are to be credited for it. The KAHAANI actress has always been known to taking up bold films like KAHAANI, THE DIRTY PICTURE and HUMAARI ADHURI KAHAANI. Her choices have always upped the game for other actresses. A pioneer on women centric films, Vidya thinks the audience has changed a lot and

  • Germany slams NATO ‘warmongering’ on Russia

    Berlin: German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has criticised NATO for having a bellicose policy towards Russia, describing  it  as “warmongering”, the German daily Bild reported. Steinmeier pointed to the deployment of NATO troops near borders with Russia in the military alliance’s Baltic and east European member states. “What we should avoid today is inflaming the situation by warmongering and stomping boots,” Steinmeier told Bild in an interview to be published tomorrow.

  • New compound can turn infrared rays into visible light

    Berlin: Scientists have made a new material that can convert a near-infrared laser beam into visible light, a creation that can help in construction of better microscopes and projection systems. The emitted light is exceedingly directional, a desirable quality for devices like microscopes that require high spatial resolution, or for applications with high throughput, such as projection systems.

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    Content doesn’t matter in Hindi films: Vivek Agnihotri 

    Filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri, who has made films like “Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal” and “Buddha in a Traffic Jam”, says quality of content will not matter in the Hindi film industry unless it matters to the stars.

  • Siddharth Malhotra

    RAMBO remake not yet confirmed: Sidharth

    Actor Sidharth Malhotra says the Hindi remake of the Hollywood actioner “Rambo” has not been confirmed yet. It was reported that the official remake of the hit series “Rambo”, which featured Hollywood star Sylvester Stallone, was initially offered to “Bang Bang!” star Hrithik Roshan but that did not materialise. And now, Sidharth is being considered for it.

  • Kashmiri activist Qureshi objects to Chinese presence in Gilgit Baltistan.

    Geneva : Strongly objecting to the Chinese presence in Gilgit Baltistan, prominent Kashmiri writer and international human rights activist Junaid Qureshi has demanded the release of Baba Jan. Speaking at an event on ‘China in Gilgit Baltistan; Its Implications’, organized during the 32nd Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva yesterday, Qureshi said Pakistan keeps unleashing terror in the region.

  • Aamir Khan

    Salman is original bodybuilder of the industry: Aamir 

    Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan, who surprised his fans by unveiling his muscular look for “Dangal” earlier this week, said he is a fan of his “Andaz Apna Apna” co-star Salman Khan’s physique, and considers him as the “original bodybuilder of the industry”.

  • First T20I: India vs Zimbabwe mid-innings scoreboard

    Harare: India’s rookie bowlers were taken to cleaners by the seasoned Elton Chigumbura, who smashed an unbeaten 55 to help Zimbabwe reach a competitive 170 for six in the first Twenty20 International, here today. Chigumbura hit seven lusty sixes along with a boundary to give his team something to fight for with his 26-ball knock.

  • Boxers Satish, Sumit advance at Olympic qualifier

    Baku: Indian boxers Satish Kumar (+91kg) and Sumit Sangwan (81kg) registered easy wins over their respective opponents to enter the second round of the World Olympic Qualification tournament here. Satish thrashed Manase Kaho Raikadroga of Tonga 3-0 in his first round clash while Sumit outclassed Trinidad’s Andrew Fermin by a similar margin.

  • Hope to clinch Chief of Def Staff issue this fiscal: Parrikar

    Hyderabad: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today expressed hope to “clinch” the issue of having a Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) during this fiscal. “The question is not of hurdles (in having a CDS). The important point is that CDS actually has a linkage to jointness in the command (in three forces),” he told reporters on the sidelines of the Combined Graduation Parade at Air Force Academy, Dundigal on the outskirts of the city.

  • Punjab gets relief as rains reach to beat the heat

    Amritsar (Punjab): Several parts of Punjab, including Amritsar, received the season’s first rainfall sending temperature down by several notches today.

  • Welsh town temporarily changes its name to Bale to honour footballer

    London: The northern Welsh town of Bala, with a population of about 2,000 inhabitants, has temporarily changed its name to Bale in honour of the football star.
    Bala, located in North Wales, 228 kilometres (141.6 miles) from Cardiff, will keep its new name as long as Wales stay in the ongoing Euro championship in France, Efe reported on Friday.

  • Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha chief to visit Kairana

    Mumbai: Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha president Swami Chakrapani today said he will visit Kairana tomorrow as part of a five-member team of “seers” and submit a report to the Uttar Pradesh government on the issue of alleged migration of Hindus.

  • Pakistan’s Amir backs life bans for fixers

    Karachi: Pakistan’s Mohammad Amir said match-fixers should be banned for life as he prepares to return to Test cricket at Lord’s, where an infamous 2010 spot-fixing scandal landed him a jail term and a five-year ban. The fast bowler backed comments from England captain Alastair Cook, who said anyone caught match-fixing should be thrown out of the sport for good.

  • UK astronaut returns from space

    London: A three-member crew, including British astronaut Tim Peake, today landed back on Earth at the end of a seven-hour return journey after completing a historic six-month mission on the International Space Station (ISS). A Soyuz capsule carrying Major Peake and Russia’s Yury Malenchenko and NASA’s Tim Kopra touched down in Kazakhstan after spending 186 days in orbit.

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    Rajan not interested in 2nd term as RBI Governor

    Mumbai: Ending months of speculation, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Raghuram Rajan has formally told his colleagues that he is not keen on a second term at the helm of the country’s central bank and would return to academia when his tenure ends in September.